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The Power of One

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Jul 31, 2015

Today I celebrate a 1111 plus 11 day quit.

And - I did it 1 day at a time.   It's how it's DONE!  One day at a time - and they soon add up to big numbers - but you only have to quit a day at a time.

Nancy


 


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One indulgence leads to another: The more you drink, the more likely you are to light up, says a new study in the American Journal of Health Behavior.

And it doesn't just apply to perpetual puffers—researchers found social smokers were also more likely to crave a cigarette after a few too many rounds.

The reason: “Both alcohol and nicotine are addictive and stimulate the part of your brain that acts on rewards,” explains Marina Picciotto, Ph.D, professor of psychiatry at Yale University, who studies nicotine's affect on the brain. “Taking one is like priming the pump, and it makes you crave the other.”


 

 


 

 


 

Good Morning fellow EXer's! The Train of Life is on the tracks, and prepared to make its daily run to freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal freedom, and that of their friends!


 

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring. The rides on this train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others. The only thing required to ride this train is a desire to BREATHE FREE! We encourage everyone to join in the celebration. No matter where you are in your quit, today is special and is cause for celebration!

 

Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you. Shout out your personal milestones and those of your friends. Show pride in your quit whether it's days, 200 days or 2000 days!

 

There are no baggage fees. Bring all your "EXtra baggage"! We will help you sort it out.

 

We encourage you to come aboard today. Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our FREEDOM!!

 

Post food and music! IT IS PARTY TIME!!!

 

This train is bound for FREEDOM from the evils of tobacco and smoking!!

 

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!  

Youngatheart.7.4.12

It's FRIIIII-DAY

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Jul 24, 2015

What will you be able to do this weekend that you couldn't do when you smoked?

I'm gonna' go to the pool, swim some laps, and not be fidgety to leave so I can get my fix (or go hide in my car to do so ---- and come back all stinky -  YUCK!)

Will you pay more attention to your SO?   Will you watch a baseball game without having to leave to get your fix?

What are YOUR plans?

Nancy

P.S.  Isn't life GRAND when we don't smoke?

Or you might start a-puffin!

Drinking alcohol can be a sure quit killer.  Please don't chance it!

Nancy

Youngatheart.7.4.12

FREEDOM T-RAIN

Posted by Youngatheart.7.4.12 Jul 20, 2015

 

Today we celebrate Renee with 200 days and Ruta with ONE YEAR (that's 365 days and guarantees entry into the 6% Club!)

Good Morning fellow EXer's! The T-Rain is on the tracks, and prepared to make its daily run to freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal freedom, and that of their friends!


 

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring. The rides on this train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others. The only thing required to ride this train is a desire to BREATHE FREE! We encourage everyone to join in the celebration. No matter where you are in your quit, today is special and is cause for celebration!

 

Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you. Shout out your personal milestones and those of your friends. Show pride in your quit whether it's days, 200 days or 2000 days!

 

There are no baggage fees. Bring all your "EXtra baggage"! We will help you sort it out.

 

We encourage you to come aboard today. Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our FREEDOM!!

 

Post food and music! IT IS PARTY TIME!!!

 

This train is bound for FREEDOM from the evils of tobacco and smoking!!

 

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!  

“ I lost my quit last Saturday night. With a little help from my smoking friends and alcohol."

This is an actual quote from one of the folks who was an actuve member on this site and lost a multi-year quit.  Drinking alcohol clouds your judgement and increases your chances of smoking.

Please keep your quit as your #1 priority and don't drink alcohol this weekend!

Nancy

I'll start!

1) Hit it with a rubber mallet until it's only bits and pieces of tobacco and paper (and oh,yeah - the indestructible filter -cut THAT up with scissors!

2) ????

Let's hear your ideas!

Nancy

 

Good Morning fellow EXer's! The Train of Thought is on the tracks, and prepared to make its daily run to freedom from smoking! Everyone is invited to come aboard to celebrate their own personal freedom, and that of their friends!


 

If you are new here, this vehicle provides an area for everyone to gather and celebrate the milestones, and successes of those in our community! There are no tickets! The fuel for this locomotive is love and caring. The rides on this train are paid for in contributions to the quits of others. The only thing required to ride this train is a desire to BREATHE FREE! We encourage everyone to join in the celebration. No matter where you are in your quit, today is special and is cause for celebration!

 

Celebrate with others, and they will celebrate with you. Shout out your personal milestones and those of your friends. Show pride in your quit whether it's days, 200 days or 2000 days!

 

There are no baggage fees. Bring all your "EXtra baggage"! We will help you sort it out.

 

We encourage you to come aboard today. Let us hear from you, and let us all celebrate our FREEDOM!!

 

Post food and music! IT IS PARTY TIME!!!

 

This train is bound for FREEDOM from the evils of tobacco and smoking!!

 

ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL ABOARD!!!!!!!!!  

 

 

We'll start off healthy!

And - go downhill from there!!!

And, it's not a party without chocolate!

PLEASE don't drink alcohol this weekend and get stupid enough to light a cigarette!

Nancy

I was driving along in my CRV this morning, enjoying the respite from the hot, humid air of the mid-Atlantic summer, AC blowing full tilt in my face when I realized.........................................................................

I CAN use the AC because I no longer have to keep my window down to smoke!!!  Window?  Closed tight! 

How nice!

Nancy

Wow - it has been three years today since I quit smoking!  I think there may be parades, bbq's and fireworks in celebration!!!  :-)

Seriously, though,  I went back and looked at my early blogs and thought it might help others to read what I wrote in MY early days:

https://excommunity.becomeanex.org/blogs/Youngatheart.7.4.12-blog/2012/10/19/help

This is a journey; hang in there, ask for help/support, stay committed   and you CAN celebrate three years  in due time!

Nancy

PLEASE don't drink this holiday weekend.  You don't really know how much it takes to reach the point at which your addictive mind convinces you that just one smoke will be OK.

It will make me berry sad to hear that someone lost their quit this holiday weekend.  Your quit needs to remain your #1 priority - PLEASE!

Nancy